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Fashionable Nonsense: Postmodern Intellectuals' Abuse of Science
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Fashionable Nonsense: Postmodern Intellectuals' Abuse of Science

By Alan Sokal and Jean Bricmont

New York, New York: Picador, 1998. First edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Octavo, 8 1/2" tall, xiv + 300 pages, maroonboards. A fine, clean, neat first edition hard cover with light shelf wear ; hinges and binding tight, paper white. In a near fine dust jacket with the original price.

$14.50

Eastern Deciduous Forest: ecology and wildlife preservation
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Eastern Deciduous Forest: ecology and wildlife preservation

By Richard H. Yahner

Minneapolis, Minnesota: University of Minnesota Press, 2000. Second edition. Paperback--trade. Near Fine. Octavo 9" tall, xvii + 295 pages, stiff wraps. A near fine, clean, neat soft cover with light shelf wear and slight creasing to the cover; binding tight, paper white.

$9.50

Science Illustrated [Magazine]; Volume 1, Number 2 ; May 1946; Germany's Atomic Bomb; Bikini: What can it prove; Secrecy or Science; etc.

By Gerald Wendt (editor); Louis N. Ridenour, Harlow Shapley, S. A. Goudsmit, Ruth & Edward Brecher, et al.

New York, New York: McGraw-Hill, 1946. First printing. Original Wraps. Very Good . Single original issue, complete with advertisements and covers. Quarto, 11" tall, 126 pages, wire side stitch, stiff illustrated wraps. A very good minus copy overall, with moderate exterior shelf wear, light exterior soiling, spine chipping at bottom edge cover loose from binding and torn at wire staple ; interior very good, binding solid, but wire staple rusting paper lmoderately yellowed.

$16.50

Science Illustrated [Magazine]; Volume 2, Number 3 ; March 1947; The future of the telephone; What goes on at the Soiuth Pole; Cotton Picker opens a revolution in the South; etc.

By Gerald Wendt (editor); Ruth and Rufus Mathewson, Phil Swain, et al.

New York, New York: McGraw-Hill, 1947. First printing. Original Wraps. Very Good . Single original issue, complete with advertisements and covers. Quarto, 11" tall, 116 pages, wire side stitch, stiff illustrated wraps. A very good minus copy overall, with moderate exterior shelf wear, light exterior soiling, spine chipping at bottom edge cover loose from binding and torn at wire staple ; interior very good, binding solid, but wire staple rusting paper lmoderately yellowed.

$16.50

SCIENCE, An Illustrated Journal: (published weekly) Volume VII (7), January to June 1886: Number(s) 152 to 167; includes The Collapse of the Theosophists, Explorations in Burma and Indochina; Colombia and the Isthmus of Panama; Mineral Deposits at Lake Erie; Rainfall in New England; Prejevalsky's Explorations in Mongolia; and many more

By [American Association for the Advancement of Science]

New York, New York: The Science Company, 1886. First edition thus. Three-quarter Leather. Good-. An ex-library volume with markings to the endpapers, contents page and the reverse of various plates. No editorial material obviously missing but this cannot be guaranteed. Bound weekly issues of leading periodical of the day. Single volume containing 25 issues without wraps and advertisements. Quarto, 10" tall, 580 pages plus contents and index, b&w illustrations and several fold-out maps; three-quarter leather and marbled boards. A good (minus) volume with rubbing and chipping at all cover edges, hinges broken, front matter (endpaper, title page and contents page) loose, paper clean but moderately yellowed. Maps are fragile and splitting at the folds, and one (of Columbia) is broken into pieces at the folds with three center pieces missing). It was the the common practice of publishers at this time to issue annual bound volumes of editorial material for library reference. Packed with articles on everything from nebulas to Egyptian temples.

$35.00

Lavoisier in the Year One; the birth of a new science in an age of revolution (Great Discoveries series)
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Lavoisier in the Year One; the birth of a new science in an age of revolution (Great Discoveries series)

By Madison Smartt Bell

New York, New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2005. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Octavo, 8 1/4" tall, 214 pages, black and maroon boards. A fine, clean, neat, hard cover edition with little shelf wear ; hinges and binding tight, paper cream white. In a fine, lightly worn dust jacket with the original price present.

$7.50

The Bride of Science: Romance, Reason, and Byron's Daughter [Ada Lovelace]
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The Bride of Science: Romance, Reason, and Byron's Daughter [Ada Lovelace]

By Benjamin Woolley

New York, New York: McGraw-Hill , 1999. First printing thus. Paperback--trade. Near fine. Octavo,8 7/8" tall, 416 pages, stiff pictorial wraps. A near fine, clean, neat, large format paperback first edition with minimal shelf wear; binding tight, paper white with very slight soiling on the front endpaper.

$9.50

The Cosmic Dancers: Exploring the Science of Science Fiction

By Amit Goswami, Maggie Goswami; Kate Wilhelm (foreward)

New York, New York: McGraw-Hill, 1985. First edition thus. Paperback. Very good. Octavo, 9" tall, xi + 292 pages, stiff wraps. A very good clean, neat soft cover edition with light shelf wear, binding tight, paper cream white.

$9.50

Understanding Quantum Mechanics: An Introduction to the abstract formalism and the basic ideas of quantum mechanics. [with pen marks]

By Gordon Troup

London, England: Methuen & Co, 1968. First edition thus. Paperback--trade. Very Good -. Octavo, 8" tall, ix + 86 pages, stiff wraps. A very good minus over all, clean, neat soft cover edition with light shelf wear, but cover lightly soiled paper cream white, BUT annotations by the previous owner in red pen scattered throughout and binding sprung from bending, though still secure.

$9.50

Miss Leavitt's Stars: the Untold Story of the Woman Who Discovered How to Measure the Universe (Great Discoveries series)
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Miss Leavitt's Stars: the Untold Story of the Woman Who Discovered How to Measure the Universe (Great Discoveries series)

By George Johnson

New York, New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2005. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Near fine/near fine. Octavo, 8 1/4" tall, 162 pages, black and brown boards. A near fine, clean, neat, hard cover dition with little shelf wear BUT, bottom of the spine has been mashed by inproper storage (does not affect reading); hinges and binding otherwise tight, paper cream white. In a near fine, lightly edge worn dust jacket with the original price.

$7.50

Burnham's Celestial Handbook, (in three volumes complete), An Observer's Guide to the Universe Beyond the Solar System. Revised and Enlarged Edition. Volume One: Andromeda-Cetus; Volume Two: Chamaeleon through Orion; Volume Three: Pavo through Vulpecula.

By Burnham, Robert Jr

New York, New York: Dover Publications, 1978. Revised edition. Hardcover--cloth. Fine/very good. 3 vols complete. Octavo, 9 1/2" tall, 2138 pages, black cloth. A fine, clean, neat hard cover set with little shelf wear; hinges and binding tight, paper cream white. In very good, lightly edge worn dust jackets with original prices.

$38.00

Handbook of Natural Philosophy for School and Home Use

By W. J. Rolfe and J. A. Gillet

New York, New York: Woolworth, Ainsworth, 1869. Fourth edition, revised. Decorative Cloth. Good. Octavo, 7 3/4" tall, frontispiece (4 color with tissue guard) + viii + 328 pages with black and white intertextual illustration + 3 contour map plates (two color). A good original copy over all with significant exterior shelf wear, cloth edge worn and lightly soiled with fraying at the top and bottom of the spine, and evidence of minor dampstaining; hinges and binding solid, paper moderately yellowed BUT front free endpaper torn out and a previous owner's penciled notes on endpapers and fly leafs, light foxing stains to title page and some margins, a few scattered pencil marks and use stains throughout.

$12.50

Hustlers, Beats, and Others

By Ned Polsky

Garden City, New York: Doubleday/Anchor Books, 1969. First edition thus. Paperback. Very Good. First published by Aldine in 1967. Duodecimo 7" tall, xiii + 220 pages + ads, stiff illustrated wraps. A very good, generally clean, neat soft cover edition with light shelf wear and exterior soiling, hinges and binding tight, paper white, with penned name on the front inside cover and light foxing to the fore-edge. As is, a nice reading copy.

$4.50

The Search for Life on Mars: the evolution of an idea

By Henry S. F. Cooper, Jr.

New York, New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1980. First edition. Hardcover. Near fine/very good. Octavo, 8 1/2" tall, 254 pages, black boards. A near fine, clean, neat hard cover with light shelf wear; hinges and binding tight, paper cream white. In a very good, lmoderately worn dust jacket, with the rear panel torn and creased, and with the original price present.

$9.50

Lady Luck: the theory of probability (Anchor S 30)

By Warren Weaver

New York, New York: Anchor Books / Doubleday, 1963. First edition thus. Paperback. Very Good. Duodecimo, 7" tall, xvi + 392 pages, illustrated wraps. A very good original soft cover copy overall, with moderate shelf wear but soiling to the back panel; internal binding solid, paper cream white.

$4.50

Chemical Machinery: an elementary treatise on equipment for the process indusries

By Emil Raymond Riegel

New York, New York: Reinhold Publishing, 1947. Second printing. Hardcover--cloth. Very good/Without dust jacket. Octavo, 9 1/4" tall, ix + 583 pages, green cloth. A very good, clean sturdy hard cover with minor shelf wear over all, some slight fraying to the back strip; interior very good, clean, binding solid, paper lightly yellowed with a touch of foing to the endpapers. Without dust jacket.

$9.50

Out-of-Doors: Pathways in Science

By Gerald S. Craig and Sara E. Baldwin

Boston, Massachusetts: Ginn and Company, 1932. First printing. Hardcover--cloth. Very Good. Octavo, 7 3/4" tall, v + 269 pages with intertextual illustration throughout, blue titles and orange cloth. A very good, clean, neat sturdy hard cover over all with moderate shelf wear, light exterior soiling, rubbing at the corners; hinges and binding tight, paper lightly yellowed. "Complimentay Professional Copy" printed on the cover

$9.50

Mushroom Growing ; Bulletin no. 34

By Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food

London, England: Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1960. First edition thus. Paperback. Very Good. Octavo, 9 3/4" tall, 66 pages, stiff wraps. A very good, clean, neat soft cover pamphlet with minor shelf wear and light exterior soiling; binding tight, paper lightly yellowed.

$9.50

The Next Fifty Years In Space

By Patrick Moore

New York, New York: Taplinger Publishing , 1978. First edition thus. Paperback--trade. Near fine. Quarto, 10 1/4" tall, 144 pages, stiff pictorial wraps. A near fine, clean, neat large paperback edition with little shelf wear and light exterior soiling; binding tight, paper lightly yellowed.

$19.00

Through Space and (&) Time. (Based on the Royal Institution Lectures, Christmas 1933

By James Jeans

New York, New York: Macmillan Company, 1935. Early Printing. Hardcover--cloth. Very Good/good. Octavo 9 1/4" tall, xiv + 224 pages + 45 plates, blue cloth. A very good, clean, neat hard cover first edition with light shelf wear, binding tight, paper cream white, but light foxing to the endpaper gutters and margins and with a previous owner's bookplate on the front endpaper. In a good dust jacket with chipping to the back strip fold edges.

$9.50

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